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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Puck’s Revised Library of Juvenile Fiction, 1884

This being the month for Juveniles (both around the Christmas tree, and in Congress), we take another look at cartoonists attacking a rival medium of their day as being lurid — i.e., dime novels, and their affects on the young mind…

The above rear cover page by artist Frederick Burr Opper, imagines classic works of juvenile fiction, (Re-)”Designed to Suit the Taste of the Rising Generation”. From the December 24th, 1884 issue of Puck magazine.

Click on the above page, to view the cartoons in detail, and read their captions.

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